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Should I stay on Khao San Road or else where for two days?

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Granger, In
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Should I stay on Khao San Road or else where for two days?

I will be going to Thailand and landing in Bangkok. I'm very flexible in my plans. I want to stay two or three days in Bangkok before I travel elsewhere. Whould staying on Khao San Road be the best option or would somewhere else be better for a couple of days before I travel else where in Thailand?

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1. Re: Should I stay on Khao San Road or else where for two days?

Hi,

We normally stay on Sukhumvit since it is well served by the Skytrain. Indeed, this makes life very easy for getting around Bangkok. However, where you stay may be dictacted by what you would like to do in the city.

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2. Re: Should I stay on Khao San Road or else where for two days?

Yes, staying on Khao San road is probably the best option for 2 or 3 days.

There are a lot of guest houses and hotels for different budgets, a lot of tourists to meet and it is close to the big palace, Wat Saket (the Golden Mount) and the big river Chao Phraya.

On the other hand, the Khao san area is not the center of Bangkok and you will need to take some kind of transportation in order to get to the big malls. (bus 15, 47, 511, 2 or use the public boats on Saen Saeb canal, Tuk-Tuk or Taxi)

I wrote about Bangkok, the Khaosan and the ways of transport here:

langeasy.com/cities/bangkok/bangkokpage1.html

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Khaosan Road is fun to visit, but I wouldn't consider staying there. Sukhumvit and the Siam Square area are well connected by metro, skytrain and boat, and are in my opinion much nicer areas to stay.

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Thanks, since I didn't really have a plan I though staying on Khao San rd may give me ideas on what to do but I do also whant to see more of Bangkok.

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5. Re: Should I stay on Khao San Road or else where for two days?

It depends what you are looking for Khaosan is ver lively in the evenings if that is what you are into but for myself I would stay near to a sky train or MRT station possibly in Sukhumvit or Silom

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6. Re: Should I stay on Khao San Road or else where for two days?

Very nice piece you wrote Capuccino10

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Thanks redwhiskypete

And I really like the Khao-San area (stay in Rambuttri street if you go there, it is quieter). The main problem as I said is the transportation to downtown, you need some experience in order to choose the right transport at the right moment (Taxi is not expensive but it is not fun to be stuck in one when traffic is heavy). At rush hours (around 18:00) walk to the canal (Saen Saeb Khlong) and take a public boat.

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Yes Khao sans rd and surrounding area would be a great place to stay for a couple of days.

Its not far from the river and many of Bangkok's attractions temples etc. Also the restaurants pubs markets and whole area have a great atmosphere on an evening

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9. Re: Should I stay on Khao San Road or else where for two days?

We stay just near Khao San Road on the river (actually at one of the piers) Navalai on Phra Athit Road. A few mins walk to KS and nice little places to eat and socialise just accross the road.

No sky train but two good water taxi options close by. It depends if you are more shopping focused and need to be nearer the malls etc.

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